Stone Arch Collective is made up of teaching artists at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. This brand-new ensemble is dedicated to championing under-represented composers and music from non-Western countries. They will be visiting schools in Saint Paul, North Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, and Lakeville.
Music and artistic self-expression should be a human right, and we really believe that music education enables children to exercise that right. We really wanna show a broader slice of classical music, and expose kids to sounds that they might not be familiar with, that might be new to them, and also provide a way for them to connect personally with those sounds. Two of our members were actually inspired to become classical musicians after seeing a concert similar to this in their school. So that just kinda goes to show that anything is possible, and you just never know what impact you'll have on your audience.— Crystal Hall, oboe